Parliament Inspects Maoni Warehouse
A team from Malawi Parliament in Lilongwe on Tuesday afternoon inspected its warehouse that has had part of its roof affected by heavy rains Monday night at Maoni in Blantyre.
Spokesperson for parliament, Leonard Mengezi, said the damage was negligible and did not affect the electoral materials being kept in the warehouse.
“We are relieved that no water was spilled in. We are happy that the affected part did not affect the area where electoral materials are being kept. We are relieved now that the intention of the law is being respected and that the maintenance is also underway.
The team, however, failed to get inside the facility because some of the electoral stakeholders such as Malawi Electoral Commission were not available.
Mengezi said that “it is a transparent process that each time a partner wants to access the building, everyone has to be present. We have witnessed that. We are respecting that transparency.
“The security officers yesterday had access to the other part and we have pictures for the other side. They saw that there was no water coming in because the place is fully sealed and water cannot come in. We are assuring the nation that the electoral materials are safe and there is no water inside,” said Mengezi.
The warehouse has four rooms of which two of them are occupied by parliament and two others are occupied by other people.
The most damaged part of the roof, however, belongs to the other room that does not belong to parliament.
A visit by Zodiak Online to the warehouse witnessed police officers and soldiers of the Malawi Defense Force securing the warehouse and maintenance team working on the affected part.